Included in the following section on quantitative and qualitative disclosures about credit, market and other risks is information which forms part of the financial statements of Deutsche Bank and which is incorporated by reference into the financial statements of this report. Such information is marked by a bracket in the margins throughout this section.
Effective December 3, 2010, Deutsche Bank consolidated Deutsche Postbank Group (“Postbank”). The following section on qualitative and quantitative risk disclosures provides a comprehensive view on the risk profile of Deutsche Bank Group, after consolidation of Postbank. In particular, the quantitative information generally reflects Deutsche Bank Group including Postbank for the reporting date December 31, 2010 or the respective reporting period from December 3, 2010. In the limited instances where a consolidated view has not been presented, a separate Postbank risk disclosure or applicable qualitative commentary is provided where appropriate.
Postbank currently conducts its own risk management activities under its own statutory responsibilities. Deutsche Bank Group provides advisory services to Postbank with regard to specific risk management areas. It is intended to increase the convergence of risk management principles across Deutsche Bank Group and Postbank over time. This also responds to regulatory requirements that are applicable to Deutsche Bank AG as the parent company of the combined group.